The Georgetown Hoyas will be putting their perfect 7-0 record on the line today as the 5-1 Utah State Aggies come calling at the Verizon Center today at noon. The game will be broadcast on television on ESPNU and on your local radio dials on ESPN980.
The Hoyas are ranked No. 16 in the nation, and are coming off an inspiring 101-102 overtime victory on the road against the then unbeaten No. 9 ranked Missouri Tigers. Austin Freeman had a huge game, scoring 31-points and making six of his 11 three-point attempts.
Will Georgetown continue its winning ways today, or is the Utah State matchup a trap game? OldHoya of SB Nation's Georgetown blog Casual Hoya gives us a preview of the Aggies and how the two squads are somewhat connected.
There's no history with Utah State but Stew Morrill is widely regarded as one of the top coaches in the country. Of particular concern is that Blaine Taylor falls under his coaching family tree. Taylor, of course, has had success against Georgetown as the head coach at Old Dominion.
Utah State features a strong - though undersized - front court and it will be incumbent on Julian, Henry, and Nate to set the tone early on. As a prominent mid-major, Utah State has difficulty scheduling these out of conference games and OldHoya applauds Coach Thompson for having the confidence to bring them in.